Our internationally accredited mechanical engineering degree program is one of the most dynamic in the Gulf region and is constantly responding to market requirements and the latest developments in this exciting area of study.
This 140-credit bachelor of science program is accredited both by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of A.B.E.T. in the United States.
After the junior year, you will undertake a summer internship that will require you to work in an engineering environment for no less than five weeks.
Before you can graduate, you will have to complete a yearlong senior design project; many of these design projects are of international caliber and are submitted to international competitions.
Some of the past projects have included a solar car, a mini-Baja S.A.E. all-terrain car and a formula S.A.E. racecar, as well as participation in the Supermileage Vehicle Competition (SMV-S.A.E.), the F.S.A.E. Auto-Cross Competition, the Aircraft Design Build and the Fly AIAA-DBF Competition.
The mission of the mechanical engineering program at AUS is to educate the engineers of tomorrow by integrating classroom theory and hands-on experience, emphasizing the process of learning and critical thinking, conducting cutting-edge research, and serving the engineering profession, industry and society at large. The mechanical engineering program fosters lifelong learning, ethics and professional development, and embraces diversity among its faculty and student body.
Program Educational Objectives
The objectives of the mechanical engineering degree program are to produce graduates who will:
actively embrace leadership roles in the practice of mechanical engineering, conduct research, and development to advance technology and foster innovation, and apply their engineering problem-solving skills as needed in the workplace
actively participate in the on-going professional development, updating and adapting their core knowledge, and acquiring new knowledge and skills to pursue new career opportunities
serve the engineering profession and support sustainable development
Upon graduation, an AUS graduate in mechanical engineering should demonstrate:
an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
an ability to design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability
an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
an ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
an ability to communicate effectively
the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
a recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in lifelong learning
a knowledge of contemporary issues
an ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
Our program focuses on three major areas of mechanical engineering: thermofluids and energy systems; mechanical product design and manufacturing; and dynamics control and mechatronics. We offer advanced technical courses in all of these areas to ensure that our graduates get the breadth as well as the depth of education to perform at their best in the workplace. The research areas of our faculty cover broad and contemporary areas such as:
complex fluid flows: steady and unsteady aerodynamics, external and internal flows
modern real-time control systems
modeling and simulation of physical systems
composite materials: thermosets, thermoplastics, metal-metal composites and other advanced engineering materials
navigation systems and GPS/INS integration
unmanned autonomous vehicles
manufacturing and manufacturing process monitoring and control
computational fluid dynamics
vibration monitoring and control
We are also very proud that our department has an active American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.) student chapter, as well as membership in the Society of Automotive Engineering (S.A.E.) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (A.I.A.A.).
Our facilities, excellent faculty, and curriculum are here for one purpose, and that is to help our students succeed in realizing their educational goals. We are committed to ensuring that our unique program will bring about a positive change in the future of all our graduates.
Enrollment and Graduation Data
During the Academic Year 2015-2016, the mechanical engineering program reported
BS degree enrollment: 577 FTE students (Fall 2015)
BS degrees conferred: 93